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Title: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on April 27, 2018, 01:42:36 PM
The April 2018 Update will be available as a free download beginning Monday, April 30.  Read about the changes for the update at Make the most of your time with the new Windows 10 update - Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/04/27/make-the-most-of-your-time-with-the-new-windows-10-update/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Aaron Hulett on April 27, 2018, 02:03:55 PM
I'd let this bake in the wild for a few weeks before considering it, and I recommend a backup all the time, but if you don't make backups regularly, make one before updating.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on April 27, 2018, 08:50:36 PM
Some information about the changes to Microsoft Edge in the April Update:  Inspired by Insiders – Microsoft Edge - Windows Insider (https://insider.windows.com/en-us/articles/microsoft-edge-2/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on April 27, 2018, 08:53:05 PM
Here's Ed Bott's article: What's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update | ZDNet (https://www.zdnet.com/article/whats-new-in-windows-10-spring-creators-update/)
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: techie on April 28, 2018, 04:41:21 PM
These two links at pureinfotech seems to provide a good list of updates and features as well, plus hiddden feature updates.

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-redstone-4-version-1803-new-features/

https://pureinfotech.com/windows-10-april-2018-update-1803-hidden-features/

Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on April 30, 2018, 04:25:44 PM
How to get the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/04/30/how-to-get-the-windows-10-april-2018-update/), Windows Experience Blog

Of course you can also go to the download site, especially if you want to create installation media (USB flash drive or DVD), perform a clean installation, or reinstall Windows 10.  Download Windows 10 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10).
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on April 30, 2018, 07:31:58 PM
Windows 10, version 1803 - Features that have been removed | Microsoft Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/planning/windows-10-1803-removed-features)

While the referenced article lists features removed or no longer being developed in the Spring Update (Version 1803), information is included about what has replaced the features or alternative methods to achieve those features/functions.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Aaron Hulett on April 30, 2018, 10:10:38 PM
If you click check for updates in Windows Update and your machine has been OK'd to get the April update...

... guess what comes down and awaits a reboot to finish.

And I thought I properly had a Group Policy setting turned on that delays feature updates 60 days. Not sure what I missed there.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: winchester73 on April 30, 2018, 10:32:17 PM
Revenge?
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on May 01, 2018, 12:08:18 AM
I had no issues with 1803 on my 2008 desktop so I doubt you'll have issues with what, I have no doubt, is a much newer device.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Aaron Hulett on May 01, 2018, 12:09:11 AM
I will update and like it. :P

Joke's on them. I have backups.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on May 01, 2018, 03:18:28 PM
As I understand it, 1803 isn't being "pushed" to Windows Update until April 8.  However, a manual check of Windows Update will provide 1803.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Aaron Hulett on May 01, 2018, 03:41:29 PM
That was my understanding, but I would have hoped having a Group Policy setting saying delay feature updates would actually delay it, no matter how updates are checked for. Assuming I had policy settings set correctly, I would believe the update wouldn't come down no matter what. Instead, I had to call my dad and tell him to avoid manually checking for updates because he doesn't want it in his office until it's been in the wild for at least several weeks. Perhaps I'm supposed to use Windows Server Update Services so I can control available updates on the domain. It's the only "workaround" I can come up with off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Aaron Hulett on May 01, 2018, 05:51:00 PM
Hoping I've figured it out- policies pushed to both block feature updates for 60 days, and another policy to prevent manual check for updates.

It's easy! :P
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on May 09, 2018, 11:39:20 AM
Windows 10's April Update Crashes Systems with Intel SSDs (https://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-10-update-intel-ssd,37020.html)
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Microsoft has announced (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/devices-with-certain-intel-ssds-may-enter-a-uefi/703ab5d8-d93e-4321-b8cc-c70ce22ce2f1) that it's blocking some systems with Intel SSDs from receiving the Windows 10 April 2018 update. Microsoft's April 2018 update began rolling out (https://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-10-april-2018-update-release-date,36969.html)  to Windows 10 systems on April 30, but the update has caused some  systems with Intel SSDs to enter a UEFI screen reboot or crash  repeatedly. For now, users with unspecified Intel SSDs will not receive  the April update automatically, and they also cannot install the update  manually.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Aaron Hulett on May 14, 2018, 08:42:20 PM
Hoping I've figured it out- policies pushed to both block feature updates for 60 days, and another policy to prevent manual check for updates.

It's easy! :P
Ok, the answer is if you set telemetry to zero (as in, no telemetry), the feature update pause doesn't work.

From Group Policy, at the bottom of the Help part: To configure Feature Updates you must have a telemetry level setting of 1 or higher.

So, there ya go.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: techie on May 15, 2018, 12:31:32 PM
That was my understanding, but I would have hoped having a Group Policy setting saying delay feature updates would actually delay it, no matter how updates are checked for. Assuming I had policy settings set correctly, I would believe the update wouldn't come down no matter what. Instead, I had to call my dad and tell him to avoid manually checking for updates because he doesn't want it in his office until it's been in the wild for at least several weeks. Perhaps I'm supposed to use Windows Server Update Services so I can control available updates on the domain. It's the only "workaround" I can come up with off the top of my head.

In a business office you can change the update settings. In settings, Windows update, advanced options, you have the option to move from the semi-annual channel (targeted) to the semi-annual channel.

"Targeted deployment refers to the phase immediately following the release of a new Windows version when it is recommended to conduct your organization's piloting process and to begin deployments to select devices, such as those with the most modern chipsets and capabilities. Surface devices make excellent candidates for these targeted deployments.

Broad deployment refers to the phase that follows targeted deployment, where your organizations' pilots and targeted deployments have provided successful feedback and Windows has been vetted for deployment to most or all of your organization's devices. "

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/surface/2017/07/28/the-windows-semi-annual-channel-and-targeted-deployment/

This was previously Current Branch and Current Branch for business. Basically it delays the updates until it has been fully tested for business use.

It could also delay the update to a newer version longer than may be needed.
Title: Re: Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version 1803) Available 30APR2018
Post by: Corrine on May 16, 2018, 06:13:14 PM
Rollout of Windows 10 April Update Halted for Devices With Intel & Toshiba SSDs (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/rollout-of-windows-10-april-update-halted-for-devices-with-intel-and-toshiba-ssds/)

The devices are

Intel SSD 600p Series
Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series
Toshiba XG4 Series
Toshiba XG5 Series
Toshiba BG3 Series

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The Intel and Toshiba issues appear to be different. More specifically, Windows PCs using Intel SSDs would often crash and enter a UEFI screen after reboot, while users of Toshiba SSDs reported lower battery life and SSD drives becoming very hot.